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Mayoral Forum to Be Held September 19 at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - August 24, 2017

“Shaping a Livable Historic City: The Challenges of Calling New Orleans Home”

The Preservation Resource Center and the Louisiana Landmarks Society will sponsor a mayoral forum on September 19th, where the three leading mayoral candidates will address questions surrounding the theme “Shaping a Livable Historic City: The Challenges of Calling New Orleans Home.” This event is hosted by the Center for the Study of New Orleans and The Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans. Forum co-sponsors include Committee for a Better New Orleans, Smart Growth for Louisiana, and Parks for All.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Nunemaker Auditorium, floor 3 of Monroe Hall, at Loyola, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Free parking will be available on the campus of Loyola on the night of the event at the West Road Parking Deck.

The invited candidates will address the future of the city of New Orleans on the eve of its Tricentennial. Discussion topics include housing costs and density, short-term rentals and the impact of tourism on neighborhoods, enforcement of the master plan and zoning law, preservation and its economic effect, infrastructure, and transportation.

This event will be professionally recorded and streamed live via Loyola’s Livestream channel, enabling media outlets to carry a feed of the event live on their online platforms. A transcript will be made available to the press no later than 48 hours after the forum.

More information can be found at ccc.loyno.edu.